Problems installing Debian on Acer Aspire 1353LC
From: Jonatan Johansson (jonatanj_at_home.se)
Date: 15 Dec 2003 02:11:00 -0800
I want to install Debian on my Acer Aspire 1353LC laptop, so I
downloaded the first CD image of Sarge (sarge-i386-1.iso) and burned
it. I changed the boot order (CDRW before HD) and was able to boot
from the disc.
I now get to the boot menu. Everything looks fine here.
Problem is that wheather I choose "cdrom" or "net" for boot method,
som sort of colored GUI appears (probably the installer), but the
image is all distorted. Looks kind of like there's something not in
sync regarding the swepe-frequency perhaps? It is not possible to read
at all on the screen so I can't proceed and configure the video later.
I looked through the help in the boot menu and tried the "mono" and
"video=vga:off" options (I have no idea why these should work, but
they seem to be video related at least ;)) but no luck.
I also tried the "cdrom144" boot option but then got the following
"insert the second floppy or plug in a USB storage device"
"press enter when ready or type a command"
So I have no clue of what to do. If there was some minor issue, I
could install and maybe edit the XF86Config file, but since this
happens when entering the installer, I can't go that way.
Comp: Acer Aspire 1353LC
Current OS: XP Home
Video: Integrated S3 ProSavage8 (using 64 MB of the RAM)